By James Hibberd
Updated February 16, 2015 at 09:19 PM EST
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George R.R. Martin has a warning for fans of his books: They might not be pleased with everything that happens in Game of Thrones season 5.

According to Showbiz 411, the author revealed at the Writers Guild West Awards on Saturday that “people are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy. Everybody better be on their toes. [Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] are even bloodier than I am.”

Actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, recently gave a similar comment to The Huffington Post, saying fans should expect a “traumatic” season: “There’s some massive moments, perhaps even more shocking than the Red Wedding,” she said, referring to the third season’s infamous massacre scene.

The HBO hit has deviated from the author’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels a little more each season and the showrunners have told EW that season 5 will be no exception. Expect the season to pull heavily from the fourth and fifth novels in Martin’s saga, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. The next 10 episodes of Game of Thrones get underway Sunday, April. 12 on HBO.

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Game of Thrones

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